Strategy Insights & Planning Consultant / Health Ecosystems
Thousand Oaks, CA
We are currently seeking applicants for a Strategy Insights & Planning Consultant (SIPC) to focus on health ecosystems and payers and will be part of our rapidly growing Healthcare Ecosystems practice. Health ecosystems, include integrated delivery networks (IDNs) and integrated payer provider networks (IPPNs) which are becoming increasingly important players in the US healthcare market. SIPCs leverage their experience to take responsibility for projects and play a key role in the health ecosystems service line.
Work with project leadership to define project scope and develop approach
Lead project task execution by ensuring progress, organizing project related findings and coordinating team meetings
Formulating health ecosystems initiatives
Performing market research to determine clients needs
Synthesize findings, develop recommendations and communicate results to clients and internal teams
Provide thought leadership and innovation within the health ecosystems space
Participate in business and strategy development
Contribute to internal firm activities
Coach and mentor junior team members
MBA with bachelors (and often graduate) degrees business, psychology or physical/life sciences or related field with a strong academic record of analytic and quantitative work. Alternately, candidates may possess a PhD in marketing, economics, decision sciences or related field with a business application. In lieu of an MBA or PhD, 5-8 years of relevant work experience may substitute;
4-5 years of experience in health ecosystems and/or payer experience; consulting or professional services experience preferred;
Experience with research methodology and study design;
High motivation, good work ethic, maturity and personal initiative;
Aptitude for, and enjoyment of, leading and managing teams;
Strong oral and written communication skills that enable personal impact with senior-level decision makers;
Strong attention to detail, with a quality-focused mindset.
ZS is a global consulting firm. Fluency in English is required; additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable.